Crime

July 29, 2014

Charges are filed in killing outside Kansas City liquor store

Clarence L. Henderson is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Christopher Mondaine, 26, on June 14 at Sixth Street and Grand Boulevard.

A 24-year-old man has been charged in a fatal shooting outside a Kansas City liquor store in June.

Jackson County prosecutors charged Clarence L. Henderson with second-degree murder in the death of Christopher Mondaine, 26, on June 14 at Sixth Street and Grand Boulevard. Mondaine died later at a hospital.

Prosecutors also charged Henderson, who goes by the nickname “Nutty,” according to court documents, with illegal discharge of a firearm and two counts of armed criminal action. His bond was set at $200,000.

According to court records, officers found Mondaine just outside his vehicle in the liquor store parking lot. Henderson was in another vehicle in the parking lot when Mondaine arrived, witnesses said. They told police that Henderson fired several times at Mondaine from a car as it was pulling out of the lot.

Several people in the car with Henderson later told police that Mondaine was walking toward their vehicle when he was shot. One said Mondaine was grabbing the front of his pants when the shots were fired.

But witnesses who were with Mondaine told detectives that he was still in the driver’s seat when he was shot. Those witnesses said that before the shooting they had seen a video online in which a man they knew as “Nutty” had made threats toward one of them, according to court documents.

A few hours after the shooting, one of those witnesses said he received a text message from Henderson telling him he was next, the court documents allege.

To reach Tony Rizzo, call 816-234-4435 or send email to trizzo@kcstar.com.

To reach Brian Burnes, call 816-234-4120 or send email to bburnes@kcstar.com.

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